An Evaluation of Video-to-Video Face Verification

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Executive Summary

Person recognition using facial features, e.g., mug-shot images, has long been used in identity documents. However, due to the widespread use of web-cams and mobile devices embedded with a camera, it is now possible to realize facial video recognition, rather than resorting to just still images. In fact, facial video recognition offers many advantages over still image recognition; these include the potential of boosting the system accuracy and deterring spoof attacks. This paper presents an evaluation of person identity verification using facial video data, organized in conjunction with the Int'l Conf. on Biometrics (ICB) 2009. It involves 18 systems submitted by seven academic institutes.

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